The WESG Europe Qualifiers kick off this weekend with the Adriatic and South-East Europe regions. The Adriatic region features teams from Serbia, Slovenia and Macedonia, while South-East Europe will be represented by teams from Romania, Greece, Bulgaria, and Israel. One team from each region will advance to the offline regional qualifiers in Kiev, Ukraine, in October.
A mix put together by Comewithme, Ar1se and bOne7, the entire squads of Elements Pro Gaming and Broodmothers have joined the competition with hopes to continue through the regional qualifiers and onto the main event in Shanghai, China, in December.
The WESG Europe and CIS qualifiers have begun this weekend with two regions – Adriatic and South-East Europe.
A total of 35 teams are in the running for the one spot per region available in the offline regional qualifiers in Kiev, next month.
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WESG Europe Qualifiers – South-East Europe and Adriatic Qualifiers
One team from each of those regions will advance to the offline regional qualifiers in Kiev, between October 6th-9th.
WESG Europe Qualifiers – Adriatic Qualifiers
The Adriatic Qualifiers take place between September 3rd-6th, featuring teams from Macedonia, Serbia and Slovenia.
Most notably, Elements Pro Gaming are participating, as well as Jure “Pingvincek” Plešej from ProDota Gaming to represent Slovenia (theOP), and Stefan “pwN” Pavlovic from TBE, Konstantin “kole” Jancetovic and Viktor “Buktop” Knezevic – both former mYi players – who will play for Serbia as LVLUP.
WESG Europe Qualifiers – Adriatic Qualifiers schedule – September 4th
WESG Europe Qualifiers – Adriatic Qualifiers grid
WESG Europe Qualifiers – South-East Europe Qualifiers
The South-East Europe Qualifiers will take place between September 4th-7th, including teams from Romania, Greece, Bulgaria and Israel.
Most notable teams include RO (Team Romania), featuring Alexandru “ComeWithMe” Crăciunescu, Armand “bOne7” Pittner, Ionuț “Ar1sE” Turtoi, Cosmin “Masakary” Nechifor, and Răzvan “iLLusionisT” Borceanu. The all-Greek squad Broodmothers will be participating, as well as Team Israel, led by Neta “TheCoon” Shapira.
WESG Europe Qualifiers – South-East Europe schedule – Sunday, September 4th
WESG Europe Qualifiers – South-East Europe Grid
WESG Europe and CIS offline regional qualifiers
- Twenty teams will compete in Kiev, Ukraine, between October 6th-9th.
- Expenses related to travelling and accommodation of players are covered.
- Eight teams will advance to the LAN finals in China.
WESG Europe and CIS regional qualifiers prize pool
- 1st place — ￥200,000 (~ $30,067)
- 2nd place — ￥120,000 (~ $18,040)
- 3rd place — ￥60,000 (~ $9,020)
- 4th place — ￥40,000 (~ $6,013)
- 5th-8th place — ￥20,000 (~ $3,006)
(+ tickets to the WESG Global Grand Finals for the top eight teams)
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